A2MK_LDML Children's Literature

Faculty of Education
Spring 2010
Extent and Intensity
0/24/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
PhDr. Irena Přibylová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
PhDr. Irena Přibylová, Ph.D.
Department of English Language and Literature - Faculty of Education
Contact Person: Jana Popelková
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
Students gain basic information about literature for children written in English: development, genres, representatives and books. The literature in focus is reading for teenagers. In the end of the course, students should know how to promote literature in English in their classes, and what to promote.
  • Course schedule:
  • 1. Introduction, requirements, Oral literature, non-intentional literature, intentional literature. The use of books.
  • 2. A very short survey of the development of children's literature; best books for children, book awards, IBBY
  • 3. Nursery rhymes, picture books, illustrated books
  • 4. Folk tales vs. fantasy and science fiction
  • 5. Adventure, boys and girls, animals
  • 6. Comics and graphic novels
  • 7. Book publishers
  • 8. Contemporary theories
  • 9. - 12. Student presentations
  • 13. Conclusion
  • BOBULOVÁ, Ivana. Children's and juvenile literature :(written in English). Vyd. 1. Nitra: Pedagogická fakulta UKF v Nitre, 2003. 189 s. ISBN 80-8050-628-0. info
  • HUNT, Peter. An introduction to children's literature. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1994. 241 s. ISBN 0-19-219261-2. info
  • Literature for children : contemporary criticism. Edited by Peter Hunt. London: Routledge, 1992. ix, 209. ISBN 0415068256. info
Teaching methods
Mini-lectures, home reading, class discussion, student presentations, response papers.
Assessment methods
attendance and activity/ docházka a činnost v hodinách
tasks and presentations/ úkoly a prezentace
final test/ závěrečný test
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: every week.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: 24 hodin.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2007, Spring 2009, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2020.
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